Nanaimo Port Authority
The Port of Nanaimo is Vancouver Island’s largest commercial port, and plays a significant role in the local economy. The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) administers, controls, and manages the harbour, waters, and foreshore adjacent to Nanaimo. They also manage port safety, assist with emergency services (fire boat, first responder, patrol boat), and are keenly responsible to the local community.
The NPA oversees the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf terminal, the Duke Point terminal, the Cruise Ship facility, and Helijet Terminal. They’re also responsible for the inner harbour marinas, including the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza, the Visiting Vessel Pier for large yachts, Swy-A-Lana Lagoon Walking Pier, and the Seaplane Terminal.
As a major cargo facility, the NPA supports local, regional, and international businesses to ship goods on and off the island. They help business owners understand costs, port systems, logistics, and economic benefits for their business shipping needs. Using global contacts, including international trade commissions, the NPA can connect businesses to export products to outlying destinations, or import products for local, regional, or national consumption.
Environmental stewardship is also important to the NPA. By using the Duke Point deep sea facility, barges are used to ship goods to the mainland port to port, providing continuous cargo movement, while reducing truck traffic and carbon emissions. This process makes shipping more efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly.
In conjunction with local support from the DNBIA and NEDC, Cruise BC, and US and International cruise lines, the NPA works hard to increase the number of cruise ships to the port, by showcasing Nanaimo and Central Vancouver Island as a unique destination. Many local businesses benefit, including retail, food and beverage, attractions, and ground transportation.
The NPA promotes the port, the city of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island to potential global clientele. To learn more about how it all fits together, contact:
Jason Michell, Manager of Terminal Facilities. email@example.com. 250-753-4146 Ext 229
David Mailloux – Manager, Communications & Public Affairs – firstname.lastname@example.org 250-753-4146 – Ext 251